New tank setup - Sump help

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  1. SKnight

    SKnight chilling in alfred

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    Hi Guys,
    Please can you give me some advice? I am converting a 5ft fresh water to marine and need to install a sump the space is small as the bottom has been devided. the size is 660w x 656h x 350deep on boths sides. my idea is to have 2 2ft tanks joined by 2 50mm pvc pipes through the wood suport/devide. 1st chaimber is for skimmer 2nd DSB 3rd live rock 4th return. Would this work?
    thanks
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  3. Neil H

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    nothing wrong with this design at all.

    i would drop the level of the hole between the tanks to below the surface to reduce noise.

    I would also consider running a bigger DSB in both the 2nd and 3rd chamber and leaving the LR in the DT ..... or put extra LR on a egg crate stand elevated above the DSB by a couple cm ......

    The biggest DSB you can make the better
     
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    SKnight

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    Thanks for the advice Neil. i will put the LR in DT and have 2 DSB's Will make them as big as posable to fit in to the sump. Still waiting for the lfs to drill tank
    simon:)
     

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